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Stony Brook picked to win Big South

Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington looks to pass

Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington looks to pass during an NCAA college football game against Sam Houston State. (Dec. 3, 2011) (Credit: AP)

Here is the preseason poll and player of the year awards for the Big South football conference, announced at Thursday's Media Day

Predicted order of finish (First-place votes in parentheses)

1. Stony Brook (15)

2. Liberty (3)

3. Coastal Carolina

4. Presbyterian College

5. Gardner-Webb

6. VMI

7. Charleston Southern

Offensive player of the year -- RB Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook

Defensive player of the year -- CB Charles James, Charleston Southern

Seawolves on the preseason all-Big South team:

QB Kyle Essington

RB Miguel Maysonet

OL Michael Bamiro

DB Dominick Reyes

LB Jawara Dudley

PK Wesley Skiffington

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